Full Time High Prairie , AB
Requisition #: ALB00125847
Location: High Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Posting Date: November 21, 2029
Posting Close Date: December 16, 2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Salary: $48.27 – $62.91 per hour
High Prairie is located in northern Alberta’s Big Lakes County and known as the “Gateway to the Mighty Peace Country”. With a population of 2,600 people, and serving an area of more than 17,000 including the Tri-Settlement areas of Peavine, Gift Lake and East Prairie. Amenities include a new hospital, local shopping, multiple schools and recreational facilities. Enjoy the beautiful local trails, lakes and creeks surrounding the area with convenient access to unlimited outdoors activities such as golfing, hiking, fishing, hunting or snowmobiling to name a few. As the Nurse Practitioner – Outreach Family & All Ages, you will provide general medical care to all age groups with a wide variety of medical conditions focusing on services to the Indigenous communities in the Tri – Settlement areas. You will foster an environment of empowerment engaging individual clients, families, and the community in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health services. You will ensure that Indigenous ways are acknowledged and incorporated in your practice including health promotion, illness/injury prevention, illness diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support. Travel is required.
Please note that High Prairie is considered a designated rural or remote community under the Government of Canada Student Loan Forgiveness program for Nurse Practitioners. AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. Additional incentives such as temporary housing (up to 3 months) and relocation assistance may be available based on eligibility and availability.
As our Nurse Practitioner, you are authorized and competent to perform comprehensive assessment, diagnosis (including the ordering and interpretation of tests), intervention (including the prescribing of medications), management, referral, and evaluation of client care across the continuum of health care services. You will utilize the nursing process, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to provide care to individuals, families, groups and communities. You will contribute to quality collaborative inter professional patient care through advanced clinical practices, leadership, consultations, referrals, education and research. You will foster an environment of empowerment engaging individual clients, families, and the community in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health services. These areas include health promotion, illness/injury prevention, illness diagnosis and treatment, chronic disease management, harm reduction, rehabilitation and support. You will also provide leadership within the facility and actively participate in program development and evaluation, research and clinical teaching activities.
- Successful completion of a recognized Nurse Practitioner Program at a minimum of a Master of Nursing level or equivalent.
- Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the Family/All Ages Stream. Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
- Proficiency in lab interpretation and other diagnostic results.
- Demonstrated ability to function effectively both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to enable working directly with patients and their family members.
- Demonstrated strong decision making/problem solving abilities.
- Experience in a wide range of assessment, treatment and therapeutic interventions, health promotion, diagnostic procedures, and follow-up care in the community.
- Computer literacy skills (i.e. TELUS Wolfe, NetCare, etc).
- This position requires a vehicle for business use.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work related travel.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Basic Trauma Life Support.
- Emergency Nursing Course, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma Nurse Core Course.
- CTAS scoring and ECG interpretation.
- Broad knowledge of Indigenous history and cultures within Alberta.
- High degree of cultural competence as it relates to working with Indigenous people.
- Ability to foster partnerships, establish and maintain strong working relationships with First Nations and Metis communities, public agencies and government.